From cocktails to wines and spirits, pick your poison from our list below.
Congratulations, you have survived two weeks of staying home under Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) at this point! Thanks to the wealth of food delivery services, work from home tips, online fitness motivators and the Netflix password you stole from share with your partner, you might just be able to endure the next phase of this social distancing situation.
But if you need another kind of pick-me-up to get you through the weeks, we hear you. The next time you need help managing your anxiety, take a breather with our home spa guide and a glass of booze from the bar and retail delivery services operating during this MCO.
From cocktails to wines and spirits, pick your poison from our list below to keep calm and booze on.
For the cocktail enthusiasts
Fans of rum-based cocktails can trust two-time Asia’s 50 Best Bars awardee Junglebird for a respectable range of tropical libations to drink your worries away. Simply place your order, pay online and wait for your delivery the next day. For orders and enquiries, contact 013 839 5715. IG @junglebirdkl
Happy Stan is keeping all of us happy too with its Stay at Home cocktail menu, available for delivery and self-pickup. You can even order Happy Hour bundles and Party Packs to enjoy with your friends across town (while staying at home, of course). For orders and enquiries, call 03-20110605 (store) or Whatsapp 016-2085656. IG @happystan.my
Keep the bad vibes at bay with a glass of refreshing G&T prepared by the good folks at Pahit! The gin haven is offering delivery of its bottled fruit cocktails, while stocks last. For orders and enquiries, drop them a DM on Facebook or Instagram. FB @barpahit | IG @barpahit
Bangsar folks are lucky to be in the same neighbourhood as Malaysia’s Bar of the Year 2019, which is now delivering canned cocktails such as Pisco & Roselle and Gin & Coconut within the area. If you’re less fortunate to be living out of proximity, you can also purchase cash vouchers for use after the MCO is lifted. For orders and enquiries, contact 019-270 9179. FB @longlivecoley | IG @coleylumpur
If one glass won’t be enough for you, try Concubine’s 500ml and 1-litre bottled cocktails, including gin-, tequila- and bourbon-based concoctions. Alternatively, choose your vice from the list of beers, wines and spirits, offered alongside the food menu – both available for takeaway and delivery. For orders and enquiries, contact 011-60902416. IG @concubine_kl (Read our full review of Concubine here.)
Are you living under a roof with sober individuals? Here’s an idea: order mocktails, coffee or tea for your companions, whilst you sip on classic or customised cocktails from Dissolved Solids! Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? For orders and enquiries, drop them a DM on Instagram or contact 017-5981858 / 016-3174618. IG @dissolvedsolids
Locker & Loft
This speakeasy gastrobar in Damansara Kim is offering a special “Just Stay At Home” menu during the MCO period, including food and booze delivery. Bottled cocktails such as house favourites Kelapa Rock and Teh-Ow! Ais-Limau are on the menu, as well as a selection of beers, mixers, spirits and wine. For orders and enquiries, send them a DM on social media or contact 016-3545957. F @lockerandloft | IG @lockerandloft
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For the wine and spirit aficionados
When you can’t connect with loved ones in person, do the next best thing. Connect with them virtually – over wine. Grab your favourite red, white or rose from Wine Connection and get it delivered to your doorstep in 3 hours (for addresses within Klang Valley only). W wineconnection.com.my
Looking for rare, unconventional bottles to switch things up while on quarantine? Shop Wholly Spirits’ impressive collection, which includes whiskies by Malaysia’s first independent whisky bottler Eiling Lim; the Remarkable Regional Malts range of blended malts by Douglas Laing; as well as East Imperial premium mixers. For orders and enquiries, visit the official website or WhatsApp 012-5805813. W whollyspiritsasia.com
Whatever alcoholic beverage tickles your fancy from wines to gins and cognacs, Boozeat has something to offer. Since the company partners directly with the brands instead of working with distributors, you’ll also save on middle man costs and enjoy speedy delivery on top of that. For orders and enquiries, visit the official website. W boozeat.com (Related: 5 reasons we’re putting our trust in Boozeat for our next dinner party)
World wines, rare whiskies, artisanal spirits and craft beers sourced from across the globe await your purchase at Cellar 18. Orders can be made via their online store and will be delivered to your doorstep on the same day for orders before 3pm or by the next day for orders after 3pm. W cellar18.com
If sake is your preferred potion, Kanpai is here to satisfy with its selection of both popular and lesser known bottles. Besides that, you’ll also find a range of spirits, beers and wines to tempt you out of sobriety. Expect next-day deliveries within Klang Valley; or contact them for realistic delivery times outside of the Klang Valley. W kanpai.my
Albert Wines & Spirits Malaysia
Take Albert’s Stay Home Special promotion as an excuse to treat yourself to their arsenal of well-loved wines and spirits. Due to high demand, however, allow between 2 to 3 days delivery for areas within Klang Valley or 5 to 6 days for areas outside Klang Valley. W albertwines2u.com.my
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